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Iraqis Arrest 10 Terrorism Suspects

Compiled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releases

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested 10 terrorism suspects in recent operations in Iraq with U.S. advisors, military officials reported.

In southern Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces searched with U.S. advisors for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who is believed to be involved in high-profile vehicle-borne bomb attacks and to have ties to the terror group’s senior leadership. They arrested two suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.

Also yesterday, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors in eastern Mosul arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member with ties to the group’s senior leadership, along with two suspected criminal associates.

On June 19, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors in Mosul stopped a vehicle while searching for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member with ties to the group’s senior leaders. They arrested three suspected criminal associates of the wanted man.

In another June 19 operation east of Baghdad, Iraqi forces arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates while searching for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member allegedly responsible for attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces.

 

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